Water-related issues are perhaps the most common problem both residential and commercial roofing systems face every year. For residential buildings, water is easily controlled with a proper gutter system. In some cases, the same solution works for non-residential roofs as well. However, there are quite a few different considerations when it comes to waterproofing a commercial roof.
Our roof repair professionals at Kidd-Luukko Corporation is ready to offer you some waterproofing tips and strategies to help keep your commercial roofing systems in good (and dry!) working condition.
As much as possible, reduce the amount of traffic that your flat roof gets. The toughest roof can face hailstones, high winds, and torrential downpours without showing signs of wearing down. However, they are not designed to withstand prolonged human activities. Shoes, boots, and other objects can pierce a roof’s finish, leaving it riddled with holes that water can easily penetrate.
There are many different types of waterproof coating products you can choose from and each one has its own list of pros and cons. Whatever protective coating you decide to put in place, make sure that it is installed by licensed and well-trained roofers. Poorly installed roof coating products are just as bad at waterproofing your roof as not having them at all.
The old adage “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure” applies to roofs just as much as it does on other things. Make sure to have your roof inspected by a professional at least once a year. This can help prolong your roof’s life span, as well as diagnose potential problems early on.
At Kidd-Luukko Corporation, we are your trusted number one provider of roof replacement, repair, and installation services for residential and commercial properties. Give us a call at (508) 799-9500 or fill out our online contact form to talk to one of our experts and request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Hartford, CT, Springfield, MA, and Providence, RI.